the quality or state of being unpleasant.
something that is displeasing or offensive, as an experience, event, or situation: An unpleasantness made them ill-at-ease.
an unpleasant feeling or sensation caused by disagreeable or painful stimuli.

1540–50; unpleasant + -ness

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unpleasantness (ʌnˈplɛzəntnɪs)
1.  the state or quality of being unpleasant
2.  an unpleasant event, situation, etc
3.  a disagreement or quarrel

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Explaining the unpleasantness and futility of the procedures does not seem to make much difference, either.
But it does know, in a general sort of way, that a certain amount of unpleasantness lies ahead.
And the center of that blob is kind of discredited at the moment, due to the late unpleasantness.
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